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Saturday, September 2 • 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Can you brew beer in space? And other critical concerns

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Join professional brewers, scientists, and sci-fi enthusiasts for an evening of rampant speculation on what may be the most crucial question of the coming age of space travel and off-world colonization. Audience participation encouraged.

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Phil Frana

Associate Dean and Associate Professor, James Madison University
Philip Frana is an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies and Associate Dean of the Honors College at James Madison University (Harrisonburg VA). He is currently writing a book on the history of artificial intelligence, The Past, Present, and Future of Artificial... Read More →


Leon Harris

Head Brewer, Heroic Aleworks (Woodbridge, VA)
I've been the Head Brewer at Heroic Aleworks since June of 2016. So far, Heroic has won a gold medal for our Max Nix English Porter. This is my first head brewers position thus far. My philosophy on craft beer is to be as different and unique as possible.
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John Paul

Founder, Sawbriar Brewery
Founder and Head Brewer of Sawbriar Brewery, John is an avid beer, technology and science fiction enthusiast. In addition to his love of brewing, John has worked in defense, global satellite communications networks, and information technology projects.
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Brad Ringeisen

Deputy Director, Biological Technologies Office, DARPA
Dr. Brad Ringeisen joined DARPA as the Deputy Director of BTO in December 2016. Before coming to DARPA, Dr. Ringeisen was the Head of the Bioenergy and Biofabrication Section at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) where he oversaw diverse research programs including the development... Read More →

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Stacy Bruss

Director, Event Programming, Museum of Science Fiction
Stacy Bruss, MS, MSIS, is a reference librarian at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). At NIST, she supports all Physical Measurement Laboratory researchers and manages the Innovation Hub, a center with 3-D printers, technology bar, data visualization tools... Read More →
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Shauna Fitzgerald

Vice President, Special Events and Planning, Museum of Science Fiction
Science fiction has been a part of Shauna’s life since she was three years old. Her earliest memories include watching reruns of The Twilight Zone and Star Trek. In high school and college, she often convinced her English teachers to let her read and write reports on science fiction... Read More →

Saturday September 2, 2017 7:45pm - 8:45pm PDT
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